Universal health coverage in a regional Nepali hospital: who is exempted from payment? [Short communication]

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/295276
Title:
Universal health coverage in a regional Nepali hospital: who is exempted from payment? [Short communication]
Authors:
Basnet, R.; Shrestha, B. R.; Nagaraja, S. B.; Basnet, B.; Satyanarayana, S.; Zachariah, R.
Journal:
Public Health Action
Abstract:
This study assessed the characteristics of beneficiaries of a government-led policy of exemption for payment being provided in a regional hospital in Nepal. In January and February 2012, 9547 patients sought services at the out-patient clinic, the majority (83%) of whom were from the same district although this was a referral hospital for 15 districts. Only 10.8% received exemption from payment; 66% of the individuals aged >60 years and eligible for exemption were missed. These shortcomings highlight intrinsic weaknesses in the current implementing mechanisms for payment exemption, which may not be providing financial protection. This hampers efforts towards achieving universal health coverage.
Affiliation:
Nepal Health Sector Support Programme, Mid-Western Regional Health Directorate, Surkhet, Nepal
Publisher:
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Issue Date:
21-Mar-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/295276
DOI:
10.5588/pha.12.0082
Additional Links:
http://openurl.ingenta.com/content/xref?genre=article&issn=2220-8372&volume=3&issue=1&spage=90
Submitted date:
2013-06-25
Language:
en
ISSN:
22208372; 22208372
Appears in Collections:
Health Politics

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBasnet, R.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorShrestha, B. R.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorNagaraja, S. B.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBasnet, B.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSatyanarayana, S.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorZachariah, R.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-04T21:06:01Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-04T21:06:01Z-
dc.date.issued2013-03-21-
dc.date.submitted2013-06-25-
dc.identifier.citationUniversal health coverage in a regional Nepali hospital: who is exempted from payment? [Short communication] 2013, 3 (1):90 Public Health Actionen_GB
dc.identifier.issn22208372-
dc.identifier.issn22208372-
dc.identifier.doi10.5588/pha.12.0082-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/295276-
dc.description.abstractThis study assessed the characteristics of beneficiaries of a government-led policy of exemption for payment being provided in a regional hospital in Nepal. In January and February 2012, 9547 patients sought services at the out-patient clinic, the majority (83%) of whom were from the same district although this was a referral hospital for 15 districts. Only 10.8% received exemption from payment; 66% of the individuals aged >60 years and eligible for exemption were missed. These shortcomings highlight intrinsic weaknesses in the current implementing mechanisms for payment exemption, which may not be providing financial protection. This hampers efforts towards achieving universal health coverage.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://openurl.ingenta.com/content/xref?genre=article&issn=2220-8372&volume=3&issue=1&spage=90en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Public Health Actionen_GB
dc.subjectCourse on Operational Researchen_GB
dc.subjectModels of Careen_GB
dc.titleUniversal health coverage in a regional Nepali hospital: who is exempted from payment? [Short communication]en
dc.contributor.departmentNepal Health Sector Support Programme, Mid-Western Regional Health Directorate, Surkhet, Nepalen_GB
dc.identifier.journalPublic Health Actionen_GB
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